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Black History Month panel discussion set for Feb. 20

Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) and the Bel Alton High School Alumni Association are hosting a panel discussion Tuesday, Feb. 20, at St. Charles High School.

An Evening of Learning: The African American Experience — From Segregated to Integrated Schools in Charles County will be from 6 to 7:30 p.m., with panelists talking about their experiences as students.

Jean V. Wills, Robert L. Martin and Cora Marshall are slated to be panelists with Isaiah DeLeonard, a La Plata High School junior, facilitating the discussion.

Matthew Wills, chairman of the Bel Alton High School Alumni Association, will deliver special remarks prior to the start of the discussion. Time will be allotted for audience questions and comments.

The panel discussion will be livestreamed at

St. Charles is 5305 Piney Church Road in Waldorf. Attendees should park in the parking lot area located next to the school gymnasium entrance.

About CCPS

Charles County Public Schools provides 27,765 students in grades prekindergarten through 12 with an academically challenging education. Located in Southern Maryland, Charles County Public Schools has 38 schools that offer a technologically advanced, progressive and high quality education that builds character, equips for leadership and prepares students for life, careers and higher education.

The Charles County public school system does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age or disability in its programs, activities or employment practices. For inquiries, please contact Kathy Kiessling, Title IX/ADA/Section 504 Coordinator (students) or Nikial M. Majors, Title IX/ADA/Section 504 Coordinator (employees/ adults), at Charles County Public Schools, Jesse L. Starkey Administration Building, P.O. Box 2770, La Plata, MD 20646; 301-932-6610/301-870-3814. For special accommodations call 301-934-7230 or TDD 1-800-735-2258 two weeks prior to the event.

CCPS provides nondiscriminatory equal access to school facilities in accordance with its Use of Facilities rules to designated youth groups (including, but not limited to, the Boy Scouts).